Question: What is the ruling on the lay folk who follow one of the misguided schools of thoughts/sects?
Answer: “He is from them. Whoever sees himself to be upon the creed of this misguided group, even if he is a lay person who does not know its specifics, is from them”.
[Taken from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIFLDQesqxg&feature=youtube_gdata_player]
Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan